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Kanye Says He Will Appear On The Joe Rogan Experience

Grab your whiskey and MAGA hat; Kanye West confirmed that he will appear on the Joe Rogan Experience.

After sending several Kanye-esque tweets to ring in the New Year including saying that he will be performing with his Make America Great Again hat from now on, West announced that he would soon appear on the podcast hosted by comedian and former Fear Factor host, Joe Rogan.

“Spoke with Joe Rogan,” West tweeted earlier this week. “Podcast coming soon.”

Earlier last month, Rogan invited West after West tweeted he was looking to be interviewed about mental health.

“I’ve been trying to do a serious interview speaking on mental health,” West tweeted on December 15, “but it seems as though all the members of the press are afraid to speak to someone who has been diagnosed but is still everyone’s favorite super hero.”

“I would be happy to talk to you about it for as long as you’d like,” Rogan tweeted in response.

Rogan confirmed the podcast by sharing a screenshot of West’s tweet on his Instagram account with the caption “2019 coming in hot!”

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The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most-watched podcasts in the world and consists of Rogan chatting for hours with guests. Each episode averages millions of views, including his most-watched episode with Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, totaling 18 million views.

After West came out in support of President Donald Trump last year, he was viciously attacked by the media. And in October, CNN went so far as to use racial slurs against him.

The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra earlier reported:

The attack started on Tuesday when CNN host Don Lemon led a panel that mocked West — while Lemon laughed.

“Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read,” CNN’s Bakari Sellers said.

CNN’s Tara Setmayer declared West to be “the token Negro of the Trump administration,” adding that “no one should be taking Kanye West seriously” because “he clearly has issues, he’s already been hospitalized.”

CNN political analyst April Ryan also attacked West on the network by using West’s wife’s ex-lover, Ray J, to attack him.

“I talked to someone who is very familiar with the Kardashians, or used to be, text messaging with Ray J. You know who Ray J is, he was once close with Kim Kardashian,” Ryan said.

Then it went even further. Lemon used West’s deceased mother to attack him, claiming that his “mother is rolling over in her grave.”

It’s quite clear why Kanye wants a longer form platform to discuss his mental health, especially after CNN host S.E. Cupp suggested West was mentally ill.

“That was really sad. I think you had there a man who’s clearly not okay, and a president who’s willing … to exploit that,” Cupp said.

“Mental health professionals, particularly those who specialize in the effects of social stigma on individuals with mental illness, have told the Intercept that the kinds of comments aired by CNN often prevent patients from seeking the treatment they need due to the shame associated with these conditions – a fear-driven failure that frequently results in allowing these conditions to go untreated, sometimes leading to permanent depression, incapacity and even suicide,” The Intercept reported. “Worse, they said, the CNN discussion exploited, and lent credibility to, bigoted attitudes toward people who have been treated for mental health conditions, attitudes which often prevent them from finding employment or even shelter.”

In August, West said that he wants to “change the stigma of mental health.”

Rogan’s podcast may be the perfect platform for West to have a long-form conversation about mental health and the controversies surrounding him. Rogan’s podcast has hosted guests from all walks of life for candid conversations about anything that comes to their mind.

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